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Alexander Home


(2nd Lord Home)

? - 1506

Great Chamberlain of Scotland. Grandson of the 1st Lord Home. Having supported James IV against James III at Sauchieburn (1488), Home was appointed Great Chamberlain of Scotland for life. This was a post with considerable power and authority, with responsibility for the administration of the Royal Burghs which were a significant source of royal finance. Home was expected to visit each burgh annually and keep close control of their affairs. In addition, Home and his family were given extensive lands and his titles included the Keeper of Newark and Stirling Castles, Baillie of Ettrick Forest, Warden of the East Marches. He was also appointed guardian of the King's younger brother, John Stewart, the Earl of Mar (1479 - 1503).


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